Helpful hints

Please note that as well as booking the Castle, you will need to make the necessary arrangements in advance with the Superintendent Registrar for the County of Rutland.

​Contact the Registration Service by phone on 01572 758370 or via e-mail at

Further details can be found here

Please also note the Registrar's fees are separate to the hire of the venue. 

The Great Hall of Oakham Castle is licensed for civil marriages and civil partnerships.

This means that it is not possible to include religious elements in the ceremony.  The Superintendent Registrar will be able to advise on the content of the ceremony.


The Great Hall is a wonderful backdrop to your ceremony, and you can enhance the event with your choice of flowers and decorations.  

The Great Hall is a Grade I Listed Building dating from the twelfth century.  We do not allow naked flames (candles etc.) on the site.  Decorations may be tied with ribbons or string, but we do not allow the use of pins, nails, sticky tape, blu-tac or similar fixings to the historic fabric and furniture of the hall.

Dogs are allowed in the castle, if they are kept on a lead.